Nintendo has said that it still believes the Wii still "has a great future ahead of it", stating that "there are plenty more surprises in store for 2012" despite a successor to the console being confirmed for release next year.
The firm hopes to be able to "find new audiences for the Wii" and "broaden the gaming universe", according to Nintendo UK’s marketing manager Rob Lowe speaking with MCV.
"There are great new pieces of software launching this year such as Wii Play: Motion in June and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword later on in 2011," he added.
"Plus, there are plenty more surprises in store for 2012 from us – Wii has got a great future ahead of it."
Nintendo, of course, has already confirmed that a successor to the Wii – referred to as Project Cafe in the industry – will be revealed during E3 next month. Some claim that the hardware will include touch tablet control pads. The unit is expected to include similar processing and graphical power as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The Wii first launched in November 2006. Nintendo dropped the price of the Wii to £129.99 earlier in the month.
Project Cafe is expected to be announced at E3 next month. You can check out the latest rumours on what we might see from the hardware in the latest issue of PlayZine.
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